The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Stewardship Saturdays are where we get our work done. These events are perfect for volunteers who want to spend a couple of hours working outside in Columbia Springs' beautiful natural area. Projects typically include planting trees, removing invasive species, trail maintenance, and improving the accessibility and safety of the site. Columbia Springs will provide snacks, tools, gloves, training, and guidance. Volunteers are asked to bring a water bottle, wear closed-toe shoes, and dress in outdoor/work-appropriate clothing.
Sign up & join us! Signing up ahead of time to participate in a Stewardship Saturday is encouraged. Due to our limited number of supplies and safety considerations, we may have to turn people away who don’t register ahead of time. To sign up, click on the "Sign up!" button below and indicate the number of people that will be joining you. We will send you a reminder email with all the details about the event.
Children must be at least 7 years old to participate. Children ages 7-15 are welcome to volunteer with their parent or guardian. Teens ages 16 and 17 can volunteer with parent or guardian’s signed permission. If you have special needs or limited mobility, please let us know so that we can make sure to have projects that are right for you!